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Recent Corrections

  • Waiting for the Storm: The Coronavirus in Africa

    An interview on COVID-19 in Africa incorrectly stated that South Sudan had released 1,000 prisoners in its response to the pandemic. Rather, as of April 6 South Sudan has released zero prisoners in response to the coronavirus.

  • Kidnapped by ISIS

    February 12, 2020: A previous version of the Kidnapped by ISIS report incorrectly stated the date and location of Firas al-Haj Saleh’s kidnapping. The report was amended to reflect the correct date and location.  

  • Mali: Militias, Armed Islamists Ravage Central Mali

    The press release was updated to add "in front of his children" in the following sentence: A witness described the killing of a family member: “He grabbed his 4-year-old, but the child cried out, alerting the jihadists who kicked in the door, dragged him out, and shot him in the head, in front of his children.”

  • Bangladesh

    This chapter has been corrected to reflect that the Awami League led Grand Alliance won 96 percent of contested parliament seats. According to the government, the ruling Awami League party alone won 258 of the 300 seats, that is 86 percent. 

  • Bangladesh: Crackdown on Critics, Activists

    This press release has been corrected to reflect that the Awami League led Grand Alliance won 96 percent of contested parliament seats. According to the government, the ruling Awami League party alone won 258 of the 300 seats, that is 86 percent.

  • Russia: Escalating Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

    An earlier version of this publication:

    • Incorrectly reported the results of the Levada poll. This detail has been corrected.
    • Incorrectly stated an unnamed individual’s community service sentence of one. This detail has been corrected.
    • Incorrectly stated the year of the search at Tatiana Alushkin’s home, and that she and her guests were taken to the Investigative Committee. These details have been corrected.
    • Misspelled Evgeny Kayryak’s name.

     

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